The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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Policies (Internet)

The Interactive Gambling Act 2001


It’s illegal to provide some interactive gambling activities, such as 'online casinos', to someone in Australia. Examples include roulette, poker, craps, online 'pokies' and blackjack. Any game of chance, including games of mixed chance and skill played over the internet, is prohibited under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 if it’s provided to someone who is physically in Australia....

Anti-Spam legislation


Spam Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam Regulations 2004 Explanatory statement


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